Staff at Specsavers in Pembroke Dock have donated 90 high-visibility vests to local Guide, Brownie and Scout groups, to help ensure children can be seen while out in the community.

The Specsavers store on Dimond Street contacted the local groups to see if it could provide high-visibility vests to the 3rd Pembroke Dock Guides, the 3rd Pembroke Sea Scouts, and the Lamphey Brownies.

Welcoming groups

The Specsavers team in Pembroke Dock welcomed the groups into the store to receive their vests and talked to them about the importance of the using them during darker outdoor activities.

Gary Owen, director at Specsavers in Pembroke Dock, said: ‘Donating the luminous vests is part of an effort to highlight the importance of pedestrians being visible on the roads.

‘As we get further into winter, there can be particularly dark conditions in both morning and evening, and at this time of year safety on the roads is one of the community’s most prominent concerns. We are delighted to give these vests to the Guides and Scouts, and hope they will get really good use out of them.’

Safety of young people

Geraldine Butland, group leader of the 3rd Pembroke Dock Guides, said: ‘I’d like to say a big thank you to Specsavers in Pembroke Dock for donating 40 vests to our Guide group, as well as more to other local volunteer groups.

‘As a non-funded community group, it’s really great to get a helping hand from other local organisations. We do a lot of outdoor activities, so the vests will certainly get a lot of use throughout the winter, when the group are out and about on these trips.’

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